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“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer” Anaïs Nin

The new Texture exhibit is now open at Adelman Fine Art until April 16 and it includes this new work Bunny Hope by Ellen Dieter.

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Beyond Blue – Mavi – Ma Vie: Irene de Watteville and Belize Iristay at the Athenaeum Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Athenaeum's 'Beyond Blue' art exhibit in La Jolla can chase your blues away
Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
The Studio Door Now Open for Business
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Pause/Play Fleet Science Center Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Courtney Mattison at Lux Art Institute
Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Winter Openings at OMA and the 1st Encinitas Art Night Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer  
The last two reports from England:
The Cotwolds: Purton and Cirencester
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Modern Couples at the Barbican
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
 

Life Doesn't Frighten Me: Hope Inspired through Art at Fallbrook Library, March 10 - May 4, opening reception March 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm is based on a poem by Maya Angelou. This exhibit brings together stories, photography, paintings and fabric art from the perspectives of 12 artists; Kira Carrillo Corser, Patricia Frischer, Aldonia Bailey, Heather Hillard Bonds, Helen Redman, Renee Scott-Femenella, Brecia Kralovic-Logan, Adeola Davis Aiyeloja, Sergio Sanchez Mereno, Marilyn Huerta, Jennifer Colby, Grace Gray Adams. In partnership with the Peace and Justice Project, the Fallbrook show artwork from 40 students from Fallbrook High and CSUSM guided by LA and SD artists.  There will be a special performance by Fe Love, a Los Angeles award winning spoken word artist at 7:00 pm, a jazz poem by Aldonia Bailey and a flute song by nationally known composer, author, Maria Kostelas

Congratulations to Molly Paulick who has been selected as the San Diego Visual Arts Network 2019 The Business of Art Scholarship award winner.  Patric Stillman from Studio Door will be mentoring her and you will have a chance to meet her at the 35th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk on April 27 and 28.   

Art Night Encinitas combines three civic art galleries opening their doors on the same night 6 times a year. That means in 2019, 47 exhibits by local artists will be presented. Enjoy refreshments and a mix of music, artist demos and more. A free shuttle will transport you to the Encinitas Library, City Hall and Encinitas Community Center. As Art Night Encinitas grows, it is likely to include local art galleries and cultural institutions. Mark your calendars for Feb. 23, April 6, June 1, August 3, October 5 and November 23 from 6 to 9 pm. Art Night Encinitas is presented by City of Encinitas, Commission for the Arts, Encinitas Friends of the Arts.  

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery is beginning the 2019 Spring semester with an exciting gallery space located in the newly remodeled Fine Arts Building. The inaugural exhibition Looking Forward, Looking Back featured the work of 47 alumni that are presenting current projects.

Mission Federal ArtWalk is back for its 35 th year bringing San Diego’s Little Italy a weekend-long premier arts and culture event on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. The free festival brings more than 120,000 locals and visitors to San Diego’s Little Italy. New this year to celebrate San Diego’s oceans and beachy surf culture, Mission Federal ArtWalk is partnering with Rerip, a nonprofit organization that specializes in repurposing surfboards to hold a Surfboard Art Auction. Ocean Tunnel at the Piazza della Famiglia is a 120-foot-long walk-through of painted canvas created by the Students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Michael Rumseyone of the featured artists this year is a surfboard maker. Ruth Fromstein and Jennifer Hannaford (represented by Adelman Fine Art) are 2 more local of the 8 artists featured this year. San Diego Visual Arts Network and Artist & Craftsman Supply will be returning with the Interactive Art Project where attendees can participate in actually creating art.

This year promises to be a show stopper at The New Children's Museum including a local partnership with SDSU School of Art and Design students to refurbish the Paint and Clay Studio. There will be a significant new installation by an international artist Toshiko MacAdams “From the first time my son played in MacAdam’s "Woods of Net" Pavilion at the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan, I dreamed of collaborating with her,” said Tomoko Kuta, Deputy Museum Director. Tanya Aguiñiga was first commissioned for The New Children's Museum’s grand opening in 2008. Then a budding artist from the San Diego-Tijuana region, she created Texture Forest and she is back now for an artist residency culminating in a reimagined Tot Studio.  All of this and more can be accessed by entering the Museum through an exciting new bridge creatively designed by Tijuana-based artist PANCA.

Manuelita Brown is one of three San Diegans to be honored as Keepers of the Culture 2nd Annual Recognition at the San Diego History Center in recognition of her extraordinary talent as a sculptor and activist through her art. She has have paved the way for future sculptors with her vast installations nationwide and willingness to pass on her knowledge to any and all who are interested.

The City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant has funded more than $1 million to Artists and Arts Organizations since its inception.This year’s grant cycle is now open.! More info: Lynnette Tessitore

We welcome Laura Mitchell who has been named Visions Arts Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles new Executive Director The Board selected Laura Mitchell for the position after an extensive international search. Mitchell has 25 years of experience in academic and cultural institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Luther Institute and currently, Hong Kong Academy. Originally from Southern California, she is looking forward to returning home and launching a dynamic new era for Visions Art Museum. The museum seems especially excited about her ability to lead a capital campaign. She begins on March 4 th.

Welcome to a new La Jolla Gallery at 1020 B Prospect Street 92037. Fresh Paint Gallery presents its first show: Personal/Political, figure painting by Patrick Brown, Billy Hawkins and Weston Riffle which you can catch until March 3. They feature emerging to mid-career contemporary artists, working in a variety of media, in solo and group exhibitions, both local and international. More info: info@freshpaintgallery.com

A one-bedroom unit for $970 including a large studio, a loft bedroom and overlooking the city and bay: Wow! Those are the aims of Space4Art once their new studios are constructed. Larger spaces will be more but units in a group work space could be a low $330 a month. Read the whole Voice of San Diego article about their meeting in Feb. Jonathon Glus, Commission for the Arts and Culture director, was there and restated his interest in making sure that the creative community remains in the city of San Diego.

Nicely furnished room for rent in a beautiful artist's home just one mile to Carlsbad Beaches is now available for $975. Super quiet, no through traffic and lush tropical grounds with pool. Only for one person who is quiet, no drinkers or smokers, or animals. Rent includes all utilities and use of the new washer and dryer in garage, barbecue outside etc. 

There are still questions pending about the future of Pacific View Art Center in Encinitas. A decision on confirmation of the plan presented by the Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance in February has been put off until April to allow for more exploration.

Medium Photo has presented the 2019 Second Sight Award to Tijuana based artist Mariel Miranda. She will lecture 9:30 am, October 19, 2019. Each curator, editor, and gallerist at Medium’s annual Review nominates three artists for the Second Sight Award, whose work explores new creative avenues and whose ability to speak about their work supports enriched understanding of it.

”The forthcoming World Healthcare Congress, Europe, which takes place in Manchester in March, will ‘have an arts, health and social change agenda throughout’ explains Clive Parkinson, head of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, the UK’s longest established arts and health unit. With initiatives such as doctors being encouraged to prescribe art lessons as part of a GBP£1.8 million UK government strategy, and a trip to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts now part of the prescribing options for members of Médecins Francophones du Canada, art and wellness are increasingly being talked about in the same breath. As MMFA director general Nathalie Bondil put it last year when the Montreal scheme was announced: ‘In the 21st century, culture will be what physical activity was for health in the 20th century.’ Read the whole article on Frieze.

Tom Noel tells us“As some of you may already have heard, Hugo Crosthwaite is undergoing treatment in Mexico for stage three testicular cancer. His prognosis is not good but he is fighting this with all his strength. A GoFundMe Hugo page has been set up for his medical expenses, he has no insurance. Please help if you can. Let Hugo know he is not facing this dark battle alone” $26,969 has already been raised! And we are happy to report that the GoFundMe Roberta for Roberta Walker, Encinitas 101 Main street director bicycle accident victim has raised $111,060 of $125,000 goal.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $3.5 million to California arts organizations in its first round of funding for fiscal year 2019. Federal dollars totaling $3,572,500 will benefit 152 grantees across the state. A small part of this approx. $210,000 went to 11 San Diego arts organizations with $40k to the Old Globe and $35k going to MOPA as the two largest amounts. Does anyone else think this is a small proportion? But congratulation to those who are receiving NEA grants.

If February is the month of love then those of you who adore love and art with enjoy Two Art Collectors Who Caught Each Other’s Eye.

Is it really a museum, well no, but it is fun idea and with 3000 people attending the opening at $24 for an adult tickets, The Museum of What LOVE TOUR is a pop up money maker now located on El Camino in Encinitas next to TJ Maxx and Staples. It will be open until at least mid-March and you can see a full report on News8

The Flee Science Museumt will host a special edition of  Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar  on Thursday, March 7. This event is putting the "A" in STEAM by bringing a scientist and an artist to a bar to engage in interesting conversations with patrons. Check to see if they'll be at your favorite watering holes throughout the county. 

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The International Friendship Commission (IFC) of the City of Chula Vista is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ambassador Program with Sister City Odawara, Japan. Four exchange young people between the ages of 18 and 23 will be selected and hosted in each city. Candidates must be in college or college bound, or be young professionals and must be Chula Vista residents. The IFC provides up to $1,000 travel stipend toward airfare. US Ambassadors will be in Odawara, Japan, August 1-13, and the Japanese Ambassadors will be in Chula Vista August 13-23. Application must be completed by 5 p.m. on March 11, 2019. For more information, please contact Cultural Arts Manager Lynnette Tessitore at 619.409.5465.

Carlsbad’s Front Porch Gallery Annual Open Juried competition showcasing the best of what San Diego County artists are currently creating is currently calling for applications. Featuring a wide variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, mixed media, fiber art, photography, ceramics, basketry, mosaic, etc, this competitive exhibit is highly anticipated by artists as well as the community at large. More info: Julie Weaverling 760-795-6120

56th annual Lenten Art Show at St. Mark\'s United Methodist Church from March 10 to April 21 with a reception on March 16. All media juried art show $15 for 1st work, $7 each 2nd & 3rd work Donation 20% of any work sold; price set by artist. More info: Judy Edelblute 858-278-0255

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A peculiar fact about termite-tapeworm-fungus-moss art is that it goes always forward, eating its own boundaries, and, likely as not, leaves nothing in its path other than the signs of eager, industrious, unkempt activity. Manny Farber

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

I spent the holidays in India,  extremely complex country with so many levels, and so many influences which have formed it.  It is not really a melting pot in the sense America is, more like a 10 course meal. Survival seems prominent to the detriment of culture. That is why it is so amazing that the culture is what one still feels ties the country together.  As the world grows so much smaller because of world wide web communication, I am not sure that the contemporary culture especially in fine art, can sustain an Indian identity. It can have India subject matter but not a true Indian individuality...I don't believe that exist anywhere in the world anymore as we are now so interconnected and influenced. If art is the harbinger of new things, then coming together to create unified art might sign a coming together of one world and a new sense of how we need to interconnect to have world peace.   I know that sounds preachy, but I think world peace is most important than identity.  I say that because I have a very strong sense of our self uniqueness and am not worried about that being lost.   

Great Big Indian Wedding: Cultural event that ends my year! A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
India: Monuments and Museums
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
India: Modern and Contemporary Art
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Barnsley House Hotel and Spa
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

The art world lost a valiant supporter with the passing of Ellen Phelan this January. No one showed up more consistently at more events than this determined lady. She did not suffer fools and has a very keen eye and was responsible for rallying the art troops any number of times over a long career. I remember her most for her efforts on behalf of the SDMA Contemporary Arts Committee, but I loved her stories of art shows she organized well before I arrived 22 years ago. She will be greatly missed. Beyond Blue – Mavi – Ma Vie: Irene de Watteville and Belize Iristay is not to be missed and runs to March 9, 2019 at The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla. Opening Reception Fri. Jan 11 from 6:30 to 8:30. This exhibition is dedicated in memory of our great art advocate Ellen Phelan. 

ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station is proud to present a cross-border art collaboration installation with nearly 350 birds, hand created by over 350 school children across 7 schools in both the San Diego and Baja region. These art works will fly high above the ARTS DISTRICT’s Luce Court as well as in Tijuana. The project, Birds without Paradise, began with Oaxacan artist Manuel Molina as a way to raise awareness about the impact of bird trafficking. The project quickly transformed into a binational program focused on the theme of freedom (an increasingly relevant topic in the San Diego-Tijuana cross-border community). What better visual representation of freedom than a bird in flight?

We are excited about the Tangible Memories exhibition at the La Jolla Historical Society. The reception, Friday, Feb. 8th, 2019, 4:30-7:30 pm involves refreshments, a dance performance by LITVAKdance, and meeting the artists and seeing their interpretations of the historic figure they have been assigned. It should be quite an interesting exhibition with participating artists including: Tara Centybear, Taylor Chapin, Becky Guttin, Bhavna Mehta, Lee Puffer, Bridget Rountree, Anna Stump, Cheryl Tall, Kelly Telebrico, and Rebecca Webb. Exhibition continues to May 19 and is curated by Danielle Deery.

We applaud Brent Beltran, Soni López-Chávez and Chris Zertuche, (both owners of La Bodega Gallery), and Max Bojorquez (Diztinta Print Shop) who are publishing the new La Neta 92113. In their own words, “A free, monthly, barrio-based magazine. We will showcase the unique people, art, style, food, small businesses, and activism that makes San Diego’s historic communities of Logan Heights and Barrio Logan the culturally rich neighborhoods that they are today. LA NETA will utilize artwork, articles, interviews, cartoons, poetry, and more to highlight the people, places y corazón of these working class barrios.” We would certainly love to see more neighborhoods come together in this way and be financed by ads from the local businesses.

We applaud FusionGlass/Idea Field for creating new project and programs continually. They now have free video tutorials for fun projects you can do at home with a series of optional Project Kits to go with the videos. So you'll be able to do the project without having to shop for the supplies. The shop has exhibitions and makes Calls to Artists so click here to request info on both from Deb Solan.

Always impressive, Lynn Susholtz from Art Produce has added another exhibition space: The Cooler Room has had many lives since the building was purchased in 1999 - an artist studio, meditation room, beer tasting room - but its earlier life was as a walk-in cooler for North Park Produce. Now it exists as an exhibit space, artist-in-residence workspace, and anything else her and her team’s collective heart’s desire. First show opening Jan 26 features multi-media works combining objects from her childhood home in Houston with local materials.

We are looking forward to more reports in 2019 from the new art critic for the last 7 months at the SD Union-Tribune,Jim Daichendt.Andrea Lopez-Villafaña and Seth Combscontinue to write for City Beat. KPBS/Arts editor, Nina Garinis starting to cover more visual arts and Julia Dixon Evans has taken over from Kinsee Morlan at Voice of San Diego.

One last hurrah from Helmuth Projects as their building has been sold. Josh Pavlick the self-defined facilities resident will be presenting on March 1 Andrew Alcasid and his “architectural interventions”. The show will be up April fool’s day until the building is torn down for condos. We are glad they said it loud since 2011.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

Becoming an artist that gets paid isn’t just about being able to create beautiful artwork; it is about becoming a professional. If you have a strong interest in being an artist and have begun to build a body of work, The Business of Art Scholarship may be the next step for you to navigate the complex art industry while participating in this year’s Mission Federal ArtWalk. The scholarship is a unique opportunity for an artist who has a body of work to showcase and is interested in selling their artwork during Mission Federal ArtWalk. To ensure a successful launch at this year’s festival, the artist will receive personalized mentoring from Patric Stillman, artist and owner of The Studio Door, and receive an exceptional media package provided by San Diego Visual Arts Network. The Business of Art scholarship is presented by Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door for the 35th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk [April 27 and 28, 2019]. There is no application fee for this opportunity. Recent scholars include Eleanor Greer (2018) and Mikaela McLeish (2017). Due Feb 1, APPLY TODAY >>>> Click here to download application. The Studio Door Preview Day on Jan 19. Noon to 7 PM with live music from A New High at 1 and 5. This Studio Door has survived and moved to a new Hillcrest location: 3867 Fourth Avenue, SD 92104 with new tel: 619-255-2867. Like a new year's harbinger it has returned to us better than ever.  More info: Patric Stillman.

Cal State San Marcos is posting a new faculty position in Digital Photography. They are interested in attracting applicants who represent the vibrancy of our diverse student body and who engage in digital photography in expansive ways that discuss important issues.

Call for Artists for the Spring Talmadge Art Show, Sunday May 19, 2019. $125 booth fee and with central cashiering and 20% sales commission for quality craft including: clothing, jewelry, pottery, glass, purses, furniture, painting and more. Artists must be at the show. Applications due March 1. Questions: Sharon Gorevitz 619-559-9082 Liberty Station Conference Center. Up to 75 artists will be accepted.

Each year the Poway Center for the Performing Art selects artists to exhibit in its beautiful lobby gallery.  The application process is now open and will close on April 15th.  If you/your group are interested in applying for the 19/20 exhibition season, please visit https://www.powaycenter.com/158/Art-Exhibitors  for more information and for the application.

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February, 2019

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer” Anaïs Nin

The new Texture exhibit is now open at Adelman Fine Art until April 16 and it includes this new work Bunny Hope by Ellen Dieter.

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Beyond Blue – Mavi – Ma Vie: Irene de Watteville and Belize Iristay at the Athenaeum Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Athenaeum's 'Beyond Blue' art exhibit in La Jolla can chase your blues away
Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
The Studio Door Now Open for Business
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Pause/Play Fleet Science Center Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Courtney Mattison at Lux Art Institute
Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Winter Openings at OMA and the 1st Encinitas Art Night Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer  
The last two reports from England:
The Cotwolds: Purton and Cirencester
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Modern Couples at the Barbican
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
 

Life Doesn't Frighten Me: Hope Inspired through Art at Fallbrook Library, March 10 - May 4, opening reception March 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm is based on a poem by Maya Angelou. This exhibit brings together stories, photography, paintings and fabric art from the perspectives of 12 artists; Kira Carrillo Corser, Patricia Frischer, Aldonia Bailey, Heather Hillard Bonds, Helen Redman, Renee Scott-Femenella, Brecia Kralovic-Logan, Adeola Davis Aiyeloja, Sergio Sanchez Mereno, Marilyn Huerta, Jennifer Colby, Grace Gray Adams. In partnership with the Peace and Justice Project, the Fallbrook show artwork from 40 students from Fallbrook High and CSUSM guided by LA and SD artists.  There will be a special performance by Fe Love, a Los Angeles award winning spoken word artist at 7:00 pm, a jazz poem by Aldonia Bailey and a flute song by nationally known composer, author, Maria Kostelas

Congratulations to Molly Paulick who has been selected as the San Diego Visual Arts Network 2019 The Business of Art Scholarship award winner.  Patric Stillman from Studio Door will be mentoring her and you will have a chance to meet her at the 35th Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk on April 27 and 28.   

Art Night Encinitas combines three civic art galleries opening their doors on the same night 6 times a year. That means in 2019, 47 exhibits by local artists will be presented. Enjoy refreshments and a mix of music, artist demos and more. A free shuttle will transport you to the Encinitas Library, City Hall and Encinitas Community Center. As Art Night Encinitas grows, it is likely to include local art galleries and cultural institutions. Mark your calendars for Feb. 23, April 6, June 1, August 3, October 5 and November 23 from 6 to 9 pm. Art Night Encinitas is presented by City of Encinitas, Commission for the Arts, Encinitas Friends of the Arts.  

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery is beginning the 2019 Spring semester with an exciting gallery space located in the newly remodeled Fine Arts Building. The inaugural exhibition Looking Forward, Looking Back featured the work of 47 alumni that are presenting current projects.

Mission Federal ArtWalk is back for its 35 th year bringing San Diego’s Little Italy a weekend-long premier arts and culture event on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. The free festival brings more than 120,000 locals and visitors to San Diego’s Little Italy. New this year to celebrate San Diego’s oceans and beachy surf culture, Mission Federal ArtWalk is partnering with Rerip, a nonprofit organization that specializes in repurposing surfboards to hold a Surfboard Art Auction. Ocean Tunnel at the Piazza della Famiglia is a 120-foot-long walk-through of painted canvas created by the Students from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Michael Rumseyone of the featured artists this year is a surfboard maker. Ruth Fromstein and Jennifer Hannaford (represented by Adelman Fine Art) are 2 more local of the 8 artists featured this year. San Diego Visual Arts Network and Artist & Craftsman Supply will be returning with the Interactive Art Project where attendees can participate in actually creating art.

This year promises to be a show stopper at The New Children's Museum including a local partnership with SDSU School of Art and Design students to refurbish the Paint and Clay Studio. There will be a significant new installation by an international artist Toshiko MacAdams “From the first time my son played in MacAdam’s "Woods of Net" Pavilion at the Hakone Open Air Museum in Japan, I dreamed of collaborating with her,” said Tomoko Kuta, Deputy Museum Director. Tanya Aguiñiga was first commissioned for The New Children's Museum’s grand opening in 2008. Then a budding artist from the San Diego-Tijuana region, she created Texture Forest and she is back now for an artist residency culminating in a reimagined Tot Studio.  All of this and more can be accessed by entering the Museum through an exciting new bridge creatively designed by Tijuana-based artist PANCA.

Manuelita Brown is one of three San Diegans to be honored as Keepers of the Culture 2nd Annual Recognition at the San Diego History Center in recognition of her extraordinary talent as a sculptor and activist through her art. She has have paved the way for future sculptors with her vast installations nationwide and willingness to pass on her knowledge to any and all who are interested.

The City of Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Grant has funded more than $1 million to Artists and Arts Organizations since its inception.This year’s grant cycle is now open.! More info: Lynnette Tessitore

We welcome Laura Mitchell who has been named Visions Arts Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles new Executive Director The Board selected Laura Mitchell for the position after an extensive international search. Mitchell has 25 years of experience in academic and cultural institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Luther Institute and currently, Hong Kong Academy. Originally from Southern California, she is looking forward to returning home and launching a dynamic new era for Visions Art Museum. The museum seems especially excited about her ability to lead a capital campaign. She begins on March 4 th.

Welcome to a new La Jolla Gallery at 1020 B Prospect Street 92037. Fresh Paint Gallery presents its first show: Personal/Political, figure painting by Patrick Brown, Billy Hawkins and Weston Riffle which you can catch until March 3. They feature emerging to mid-career contemporary artists, working in a variety of media, in solo and group exhibitions, both local and international. More info: info@freshpaintgallery.com

A one-bedroom unit for $970 including a large studio, a loft bedroom and overlooking the city and bay: Wow! Those are the aims of Space4Art once their new studios are constructed. Larger spaces will be more but units in a group work space could be a low $330 a month. Read the whole Voice of San Diego article about their meeting in Feb. Jonathon Glus, Commission for the Arts and Culture director, was there and restated his interest in making sure that the creative community remains in the city of San Diego.

Nicely furnished room for rent in a beautiful artist's home just one mile to Carlsbad Beaches is now available for $975. Super quiet, no through traffic and lush tropical grounds with pool. Only for one person who is quiet, no drinkers or smokers, or animals. Rent includes all utilities and use of the new washer and dryer in garage, barbecue outside etc. 

There are still questions pending about the future of Pacific View Art Center in Encinitas. A decision on confirmation of the plan presented by the Encinitas Arts, Culture and Ecology Alliance in February has been put off until April to allow for more exploration.

Medium Photo has presented the 2019 Second Sight Award to Tijuana based artist Mariel Miranda. She will lecture 9:30 am, October 19, 2019. Each curator, editor, and gallerist at Medium’s annual Review nominates three artists for the Second Sight Award, whose work explores new creative avenues and whose ability to speak about their work supports enriched understanding of it.

”The forthcoming World Healthcare Congress, Europe, which takes place in Manchester in March, will ‘have an arts, health and social change agenda throughout’ explains Clive Parkinson, head of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, the UK’s longest established arts and health unit. With initiatives such as doctors being encouraged to prescribe art lessons as part of a GBP£1.8 million UK government strategy, and a trip to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts now part of the prescribing options for members of Médecins Francophones du Canada, art and wellness are increasingly being talked about in the same breath. As MMFA director general Nathalie Bondil put it last year when the Montreal scheme was announced: ‘In the 21st century, culture will be what physical activity was for health in the 20th century.’ Read the whole article on Frieze.

Tom Noel tells us“As some of you may already have heard, Hugo Crosthwaite is undergoing treatment in Mexico for stage three testicular cancer. His prognosis is not good but he is fighting this with all his strength. A GoFundMe Hugo page has been set up for his medical expenses, he has no insurance. Please help if you can. Let Hugo know he is not facing this dark battle alone” $26,969 has already been raised! And we are happy to report that the GoFundMe Roberta for Roberta Walker, Encinitas 101 Main street director bicycle accident victim has raised $111,060 of $125,000 goal.

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $3.5 million to California arts organizations in its first round of funding for fiscal year 2019. Federal dollars totaling $3,572,500 will benefit 152 grantees across the state. A small part of this approx. $210,000 went to 11 San Diego arts organizations with $40k to the Old Globe and $35k going to MOPA as the two largest amounts. Does anyone else think this is a small proportion? But congratulation to those who are receiving NEA grants.

If February is the month of love then those of you who adore love and art with enjoy Two Art Collectors Who Caught Each Other’s Eye.

Is it really a museum, well no, but it is fun idea and with 3000 people attending the opening at $24 for an adult tickets, The Museum of What LOVE TOUR is a pop up money maker now located on El Camino in Encinitas next to TJ Maxx and Staples. It will be open until at least mid-March and you can see a full report on News8

The Flee Science Museumt will host a special edition of  Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar  on Thursday, March 7. This event is putting the "A" in STEAM by bringing a scientist and an artist to a bar to engage in interesting conversations with patrons. Check to see if they'll be at your favorite watering holes throughout the county. 

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The International Friendship Commission (IFC) of the City of Chula Vista is now accepting applications for the 2019 Ambassador Program with Sister City Odawara, Japan. Four exchange young people between the ages of 18 and 23 will be selected and hosted in each city. Candidates must be in college or college bound, or be young professionals and must be Chula Vista residents. The IFC provides up to $1,000 travel stipend toward airfare. US Ambassadors will be in Odawara, Japan, August 1-13, and the Japanese Ambassadors will be in Chula Vista August 13-23. Application must be completed by 5 p.m. on March 11, 2019. For more information, please contact Cultural Arts Manager Lynnette Tessitore at 619.409.5465.

Carlsbad’s Front Porch Gallery Annual Open Juried competition showcasing the best of what San Diego County artists are currently creating is currently calling for applications. Featuring a wide variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, mixed media, fiber art, photography, ceramics, basketry, mosaic, etc, this competitive exhibit is highly anticipated by artists as well as the community at large. More info: Julie Weaverling 760-795-6120

56th annual Lenten Art Show at St. Mark\'s United Methodist Church from March 10 to April 21 with a reception on March 16. All media juried art show $15 for 1st work, $7 each 2nd & 3rd work Donation 20% of any work sold; price set by artist. More info: Judy Edelblute 858-278-0255

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